2016 NAHREP National Convention & Latin Music Festival

Just confirmed headliners

Dear NAHREP Familia,

The leadership of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals invite you to attend our 2016 National Convention and Latin Music Festival September 17 – 20, 2016, at JW Marriott L.A. Live Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

We strongly believe homeownership is the symbol of the American Dream, the cornerstone of wealth creation and a stabilizing force for working families. Our role as trusted advisors and passionate advocates is to help more Hispanic families achieve the American Dream in a sustainable way that empowers them for generations to come. To achieve our mission it’s important to equip professionals in the industry with the latest tools and information to be successful.

The 2016 National Convention & Latin Music Festival offers you the perfect blend of business tips, networking opportunities and cultural experiences like no other, leaving you informed, reenergized and connected.

We truly hope you’ll join us for another great conference where we will treat you with an amazing line up of speakers, world-class educational sessions, exceptional music performances, and gourmet meals.

All our best,

Maria Alvarez
Convention Committee Co-chair

Gil Torres
Convention Committee Co-chair

Convention Committee Members 

Alicia Rodriguez
Erika Villegas
Jose Escandon
Lupe Uribe
Amy Swaney
Gil Torres
Maria Alvarez
Pam Chavarin
Oscar Guerra
Lucy Ibarra
Sonia Moncayo
Eloy Villamil
Ernie Armijo
John Loyacono
Liset Torres

Javier Otero
Ernie Armijo
Elia Fuentes
Valerie D’Amico
Sara Rodriguez
Mark Portillo
Oscar Gastelum
Armando Tam
David Acosta
Rachel Bruno
Olivia Chavez
Erika Enid
Dario Jimenez
Roger Zelaya
Alvin Tapia

Elissa Davalos
Jessica Bautista
Juan Carlos Andrade
Miriam Garcia
Johanna Aragon
Mario Enriquez
Roy Rico
Luis Fragoso
Gus Contreras
Hector Amendola
Jose Mares
Roy Carbrera
Manuel Rodriguez
Henry Vega

Latest News

Just Announced: Sol Trujillo to Keynote Opening General Session

Solomon D. (“Sol”) Trujillo is an international business executive who has served as CEO of largecap global companies in the US, EU, and Asia-Pacific region – including US West (now CenturyLink), Orange (now France Telecom) and Telstra, the Australian media-communications company. In each he was a digital pioneer, leading the deployment of broadband, smart devices and digital services – including the mobile internet and ultra-high speed wireless networks – to stimulate productivity and innovation across all sectors of the economy.

Sol currently sits on corporate boards in the US, EU, and China – including in the US, Western Union and ProAmerica Bank; WPP plc, the EU-based advertising and public relations multinational; and in Asia, SouFun Holdings Ltd., China’s leading real estate Internet portal, and China’s Silk Road Technologies, where he is board chairman.

NAHREP honors two distinct advocates for their contributions

Ms. Arce made headlines when she revealed she had achieved the American Dream at Goldman Sachs while undocumented. She has established herself as a voice in the fight for immigrant rights and education equality and co-founded the Ascend Educational Fund, a college scholarship and mentorship program. Ms. Arce will be honored with the Latino Vanguard Award for her contributions in immigrants’ rights and education.

A longtime supporter of NAHREP, Mr. Blackwell is responsible for developing and implementing Wells Fargo’s diverse segments growth strategy, which aims to increase sustainable homeownership among low-to-moderate income borrowers, veterans and minorities. Under his guidance, Wells Fargo has committed to the HWP’s goal of tripling Hispanic household wealth. NAHREP honors Mr. Blackwell with the Ernest J. Reyes Award for his continued dedication to minority homeownership.

The NAHREP 10 Masterclass

Gary Acosta takes the NAHREP 10 principles to the next level at the NAHREP 10 Masterclass with some of today’s most influential subject-matter experts. Join Investor & Philanthropist Foster Stanback, Realogy President & CEO Alexander E. Perriello, Base 11 CEO Landon Taylor, and UFC Co-Founder Rorion Gracie. The event takes place on September 20 at the 2016 NAHREP National Convention.

Just Announced: Actor Tony Plana at the Keynote Luncheon

Best known for his role on hit TV series Ugly Betty, Tony Plana takes the stage at the annual Keynote Luncheon to share his experience as an immigrant and actor in the U.S. This year’s luncheon will feature a menu inspired by Chopped Star Chef Ronaldo Linares, who will showcase his fusion of Cuban, Colombian, and American roots on the table. NAHREP also honors activist and author Julissa Arce with the Vanguard Award to celebrate her achievements in Latino social justice.

Sabores: A Culinary Experience featuring Guest DJ Taboo!

Back by popular demand, Sabores: A Culinary Experience will feature global DJ sensation Taboo, best known as a member of the chart topping group, The Black Eyed Peas! Taboo has been a driving force in music, with unique style and energy which comes across on the stage. His musical style is a tribute to his Latin roots, with hits such as “Zumbao” and “Morena.” Grab your spot at Sabores: A Culinary Experience to taste the flavors and hear the sounds that have created the rich history of a growing segment of the American population!

The New Mainstream: Leading the Latino Mega-Market


Connect with the best in the business

The NAHREP National Convention is the only place where attendees can network with and learn from the most successful Latino agents from cities across the country. NAHREP conferences attract agents looking to reach the next level of success. Tap into the knowledge that these top producing agents have to offer and learn how to implement their winning tactics into your routine at home.


Bringing the most relevant information to your business

Every year NAHREP works hard to bring attendees the most relevant and insightful business building sessions at the National Convention & Latin Music Festival. Our general sessions feature industry heavyweights and thought leaders on the NAHREP stage giving attendees a unique perspective on today’s pressing matters.


Learn from the movers and shakers

The NAHREP Icons mastermind group is an invitation-only experience for the top Latino real estate agents from across the country to exchange ideas, business practices, and success tactics with other top producing agents. The group is designed to give participants the tools to effectively build business for ultimate success through peer-to-peer roundtable mastermind sessions and an environment for top level producers from markets nationwide to collaborate and exercise best practices.


Featuring the industry's most innovative companies

The NAHREP Expo is the heart and soul of the National Convention & Latin Music Festival. It brings together the industry’s most innovative businesses exhibiting their products especially for convention attendees along with new networking prospects and connections. The expo hall houses the annual Latin Music Festival, making it truly where business & culture intersect.


Where business opportunity &
Latino culture intersect

The Latin Music Festival is a singular experience because it is the only place in the industry where business opportunity and Latino culture intersect! Take a break from the educational sessions and relax in the expo hall where you can hear amazing live bands perform the hottest songs from across the Latin charts – bachata, cumbia, banda and even Rock en Español!


Raise a glass and a fork to NAHREP’s members and supporters

NAHREP celebrates Latino culture with the Sabores: A Culinary Experience, an occasion celebrating the close of the National Convention as well as NAHREP’s members and supporters. The festival will feature a culinary showcase of Latin-inspired cuisine from across the country, and celebrity chefs who offer an unforgettable taste of their specialty dishes, all in the backdrop of NAHREP’s annual Latin Music Festival.